Check out home-building and remodeling trends this weekend at the Wichita Home Show. Here's what you'll find there:
1) More than 275 exhibitors will display their products and services related to home building, home remodeling and day-to-day homemaking. Exhibits and hands-on seminars will feature the latest in kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms.
2) Between 35,000 and 40,000 people usually attend the show, according to the Wichita Area Builders Association, which sponsors it. Most are homeowners or getting ready to buy their first house, the association says.
3) Show hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free child care will be available from 5 to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free parking and shuttle buses will be available at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
The show takes place at Century II. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $5.50 for senior citizens and $2.50 for children ages 7 to 12. Children 6 and under get in free.
A good deal
The Wichita Cat Fancy Show this weekend will not only feature exotic breeds like the European Burmese and Turkish Angora, but also ordinary house cats and cats that need homes. The show is at the Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 and are good all weekend. They're $3 for kids 6 to 12 and seniors 55 and up. For more information, call 316-722-4201 or 316-773-3964.